Import .p12 key file

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Nov 10 18:37:15 CET 2010

On 11/10/2010 11:40 AM, Lee Elcocks wrote:
> Is their a way to get these .p12 key files into GPG? if so, what is the
> command?

Depends on what particularly you wish to use GnuPG for.  By and large,
GnuPG is used for the OpenPGP.  PKCS-12 files (.p12) are not used in

Recent versions of GnuPG support S/MIME, which *may* use PKCS-12.  (I
don't recall offhand for a fact: I just have a vague impression they
do... or maybe it's PKCS-7 I'm thinking of.)

Basically, are you looking to use GnuPG for OpenPGP support or for
S/MIME support?  If the answer is "OpenPGP" or "neither", then you
probably need to rethink your plan of using PKCS-12 files.

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